LANSING, Mich. — The number of positive cases of the coronavirus in Michigan has increased to 167,545.
The number of cases increased from 3,271 yesterday, when there were 164,274 statewide cases, according to the Department of Health and Human Services this afternoon. Yesterday, the state reported 2,367 new cases.
It's the second-highest number of new cases reported by the state. The record is 3,338 new cases on Oct. 24.
The state says there have been 7,257 coronavirus deaths in Michigan.
The number of deaths has increased 18 from yesterday, when there were 7,239 deaths. Yesterday, the state reported 28 new deaths.
Statewide, 114,939 people have recovered from the virus as of Oct. 23. A person is considered "recovered" by the state if they are "30 days out from their onset of illness."
In the U.S., there are 8,817,851 cases, and there have been 227,177 deaths — while 3,487,666 people have recovered, according to the global COVID-19 Dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.